TAG: Spirent

Spirent helps to improve search-and-rescue operations at sea

March 7, 2017By

Test solutions by Spirent Communications plc have been used to improve maritime safety. Working with the Radio Technical Committee for Maritime Services (RTCM), Spirent has created test scenarios that simulate realistic satellite reception conditions at sea so that GPS distress beacon performance can be improved, allowing users to be rescued faster by search and rescue organizations. One of the first customers... read more

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GNSS plays prominent role at Mobile World Congress

March 5, 2017By

Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology found its way into products ranging from autonomous vehicles to wearables at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. One company says it is tailoring a GNSS receiver chip to meet the demands of mobile devices that require high levels of speed and position accuracy. Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox said its new low-power UBX-M8230-CT GNSS... read more

Spirent highlights GNSS threats at cybersecurity conference

February 7, 2017By

Spirent Communications plc will demonstrate its expanded focus on security at the cybersecurity RSA Conference 2017, held in the Moscone Center in San Francisco Feb. 13–17. In a classroom session, Spirent positioning security technologist Guy Buesnel will discuss deliberate threats to GNSS. Focusing on deliberate attacks against GNSS at the application layer and through RF channels, Buesnel will introduce session attendees to the vulnerabilities... read more

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Spirent security experts predict greater risk to GNSS in 2017

February 6, 2017By

Spirent Communications plc, provider of mobile network, application, services and device-test solutions, is warning of the increased likelihood of disruptions this year to a wide variety of civil and military applications relying on GNSS. The prediction of greater risk from hacking and location spoofing attacks by criminal, state-sponsored, and other adversaries is part of Spirent’s annual security forecast for 2017. The... read more

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Spirent, Tata Elxsi V2X automotive test system adopted by researchers

January 6, 2017By

A V2X test system developed by Spirent and Tata Elxsi has been adopted by CAICT, a scientific research institute directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China. V2X, or “vehicle to everything,” includes vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) connected technology as well as vehicles to pedestrians, devices or transportation grids. Tata Elxsi, based in Bangalore,... read more

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What does ION GNSS+ reveal about the GNSS industry?

September 21, 2016By

Back again in Portland, Oregon, the 2016 Institute of Navigation’s ION GNSS+ conference was a great opportunity for the GNSS community to catch up on what’s been cooking in the industry, and of course who’s been doing what in the research community. The attendees eagerly took to a wide range of technical paper presentation sessions, and from time to time came to... read more

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Spirent presented with RIN award for technical achievement

August 1, 2016By

Spirent Communications plc’s Positioning Technology Unit, a company that provides solutions for improving positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) system performance, was yesterday presented with the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) Duke of Edinburgh Navigation Award for Technical Achievement. The award was presented at the Institute’s Annual Meeting, held at the Royal Geographical Society in London Jul.y 21, by the Institute’s Patron,... read more

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Spirent’s new GSS7000 system offers flexible multi-GNSS testing

July 6, 2016By

Spirent Communications plc is releasing a new series of multi-frequency, multi-GNSS RF constellation simulators. The GSS7000 series provides an entry to multi-frequency testing, with a modular approach to enable this new precision GNSS simulation system to expand with users’ needs. The GSS7000 system will suit receiver, system and application developers who want to take advantage of new satellite navigation systems... read more

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